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TARA Guest House
Ranked #1 of 2 Enmore B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Tara guesthouse is a truly unique boutique accommodation experience in Australia. This grand house with a gritty history is located in cosmopolitan, inner city Enmore and its owners Susan and Julian have restored it lovingly, filled it with fantastic art, and made every room comfortable and stylish. You get so much more than a hotel here: fancy sheets and bedding, sure, but also full bookshelves, beautiful antique and vintage furniture, and a lovely garden setting. There is plenty of privacy but the interiors are also open in a way you never find in hotels. At Tara, you wake every morning to a gourmet four-course breakfast and as you nosh, you can get tips for day trips and activities from Susan and Julian, who grew up in Sydney and are a font of knowledge on the history and geography of the city, as well as events that are going on right now. Their hospitality and advice opens Sydney beyond the familiar tourist trail and with that breakfast under your belt you will have the energy to explore until the cocktail hour. Brekkie, wifi, airport transfers and a fully topped up Opal card are included in the room tariff making Tara the most affordable accommodation going, incredible given how luxurious it is. I cannot recommend this guesthouse highly enough.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

In Hawaii we have a common saying called the "Aloha Spirit". It is the joyful sharing of life energy in the present. Well, we found the aloha spirit in Sydney, Australia. What a treasure of a find! This charming 1880 home with interesting architecture is a welcome respite for the traveler and a great home base for exploring Sydney. The proprietors, Julian and Brom are gracious hosts who make you feel quite welcome in their enchanting place. Eclectic artwork graces the walls and the tasteful decor reveal their own love of travel. To say the breakfasts are gourmet is an understatement! A culinary experience extraordinaire might better describe the amazing variety of fresh fruits and crepes, Eggs Benedict and wonderful combinations of food prepared with care, thought and elegance in mind. The stimulating conversation is just as enjoyable as the peaceful pace of breakfast and coffee lovers will indulge in a second and maybe a third cup. It is guaranteed that you will not be ready for another meal till the evening.How fortunate we are to have met this unique couple and we feel blessed to have shared this magical place they call their home.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Tara Guest House is in a trendy suburb of Sydney, which is a short bus ride from the heart of the City and harbour. Julian and Brom welcomed us into their beautiful home which we would describe as a traditional style, large colonial house with a beautiful garden. The large, airy rooms were tastefully furnished and exceptionally comfy beds. The 'piece de resistance' was Julian and Brom's warm welcome and the tasty, homemade feasts they served us for breakfast. All guests sat around the tabĺe to enjoy with great conversations! Fabulous stay and thoroughly recommend it.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

I chose the Tara guest house as a final refuge after a four month round-the-world trip before the long flights home.
The physical environment is a spacious home that showcases an eclectic array of art, in close proximity to the many shops, restaurants and book stores on King street. What makes this bed and breakfast shine is the warm reception from Julian and Brom, the wonderful conversations around the expansive dining table, and the genuine interest that they take in their guests. The large breakfast that is served daily provides enough to keep you going until dinner!
Tara guest house is absolutely lovely.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The Tara Guest House is a wonderful place to stay in Enmore. Not only was it convenienemailtly close to our children, the rooms were beautiful and comfortable. The breakfasts were amazing! Julian and Brom are wonderful and charming hosts who went out of their way to help us with information and tips to make our visit unforgettable. Thanks for the memories and all your wonderful conversations.
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Stayed: November 2016, travelled with family
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Additional Information about TARA Guest House

Address: 13 Edgeware Rd, Enmore, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Enmore
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Enmore
Price Range: $185 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tara Guest House is located in Sydney’s cosmopolitan Newtown/Enmore area with a reputation for being the chicest bohemian outpost in the city's inner suburbs, while maintaining a great sense of friendly local community and only 15 minutes from the CBD. Built around 1880 on large grounds, this recently renovated Victorian house has a mix of classic mid 20th century and antique furniture and improvements are ongoing. We are close to UTS and Sydney University, more than 400 restaurants, cafes, bars and theatres. Interiors have been thoughtfully styled to take advantage of the seriously spacious rooms and to ensure indulgent comfort for our guests. Good tucker always guaranteed! ... more   less 
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